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Collins Primary host Twitter chat on Primary Rocks

On Monday evening Collins Primary co-hosted a Twitter edchat with Primary Rocks and we have some highlights right here! We had a fantastic time discussing all things primary literacy and hearing directly from teachers – we hope you enjoyed the chat as much as we did. We would love to hear your responses in the comments section below, so please feel free to get in touch. Thanks to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to our co-host Primary Rocks – here’s to more in the future!


Before the chat kicked off, Primary Rocks asked everyone to talk about their biggest inspiration and we had some lovely responses:


Following this was our first question of the night: ‘Comprehension, Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation or Spelling – which of these core skills in English do you most enjoy to teach and why?’ We made it clear that tweeters could only choose one, and the answers were extremely varied:


Question Two followed a few minutes later: ‘How do you maintain regular learning and assessment of spelling? Is it a challenge to ‘fit it in’ alongside everything else?’



Question Three sparked a lot of discussion, asking the #PrimaryRocks tweeters to consider the importance of handwriting in an increasingly digital age:


Our final question asked which type of text sparked the most excitement from students during English lessons; be it fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, or any other resources:

#PRTC13 #prtc14 #prtc15


If you missed any of the #PrimaryRocks chat, you can see it in full here:

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